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Quotes from Darkest Hour

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    • Winston Churchill: You can not reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth.
    • Winston Churchill: Will you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you!
    • [Referring to Clement Attlee]
    • Winston Churchill: He's a sheep in sheep's clothing.
    • Viscount Halifax: He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.
    • [Preparing to exit the toilet]
    • Winston Churchill: I'm coming out in a state of nature!
    • Winston Churchill: I'm getting the job only because the ship is sinking. It's not a gift, it's revenge.
    • Winston Churchill: My poor judgement.
    • King George VI: Well even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
    • King George VI: How do you manage drinking during the day?
    • Winston Churchill: Practice.
    • King George VI: One never knows what's going to come out of your mouth next. Something that'll flatter, something that'll wound.
    • Winston Churchill: My e-emotions are unbridled. A wildness. In the blood. I share with my father. And my mother also. We lack the gift of temperance.
    • Winston Churchill: My father was like God. Busy elsewhere.
    • Viscount Halifax: The deadly danger here is this romantic fantasy of fighting to the end. What is "the end" if not the destruction of all things? There's nothing heroic in going down fighting if it can be avoided. Nothing even remotely patriotic in death or glory if the odds are firmly on the former. Nothing inglorious in trying to shorten a war we are clearly losing.
    • Clemmie: You are strong because you are imperfect. You are wise because you have doubts
    • Winston Churchill: Nations which go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished.
    • Winston Churchill: There is no doubt that if we falter at all in the leading of the nation we should all be hurled out of office.
    • Winston Churchill: Those who never change their mind never change anything.
    • [shouting at a photo of Hitler]
    • Winston Churchill: HOUSEPAINTER!
    • Clemmie: Are we terribly old?
    • Winston Churchill: Yes, I'm afraid you are.
    • King George VI: I believe we are to meet regularly.
    • Winston Churchill: Once a week, I'm afraid.
    • King George VI: How is... How are you for Mondays?
    • Winston Churchill: Um, I shall endeavor to be available on Mondays.
    • King George VI: 4:00?
    • Winston Churchill: I nap at 4:00.
    • King George VI: Is that permissible?
    • Winston Churchill: No. But necessary. I work late.
    • Clemmie: Are we terribly old?
    • Winston Churchill: Yes, I'm afraid you are.
    • Clemmie: Oh, you beast!
    • [in his first speech as Prime Minister]
    • Winston Churchill: But now one bond unites us all. To wage war until victory is won, and never to surrender ourselves to servitude and shame. Whatever the cost and the agony may be, conquer we must, as conquer we shall.
    • Winston Churchill: Do I have your, uh, permission, uh, to send, uh, an aircraft carrier to pick up the P-40 fighter planes we purchased from you? Mr. President?
    • President Roosevelt: Well, you-you've got me there again. New law preventing transshipment of military equipment.
    • Winston Churchill: Uh, but we paid for them. We-we paid for them with the money that we... that we borrowed from you.
    • President Roosevelt: Good night to you, Winston. It must be late there.
    • Winston Churchill: In more ways than you could possibly know.
    • King George VI: Go to the people. Let them instruct you. Quite silently, they usually do. But tell them... the truth unvarnished.
    • Winston Churchill: On certain matters I have very few people with whom I can... talk frankly.
    • King George VI: Perhaps now we have each other.
    • Winston Churchill: And I no longer scare you?
    • King George VI: A little. But I can cope.
    • [riding the train]
    • Winston Churchill: What are you all staring at? Have you never seen, uh, the prime minister ride the Underground before?
    • Winston Churchill: How old?
    • Mother: Five months, sir. He looks like you.
    • Winston Churchill: Madam, all babies look like me.
    • [last lines]
    • Winston Churchill: Those who never change their mind never change anything.
    • Legislator: What just happened?
    • Viscount Halifax: He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.
    • Clemmie: Here is a woman who's always tired, for she lives a life where too much is required.
    • Winston Churchill: Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.
    • Winston Churchill: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
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